Interpretation

Philip Tonner

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Abstract

This entry outlines the concept of interpretation in archaeology. It does so by surveying a variety of approaches to the problem of interpretation taken by archaeologists, including those representative of culture historical approaches, processual approaches and the collection of approaches associated with post-processual or interpretive archaeology. The entry ends by outlining where the concept of interpretation is in contemporary archaeological theory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Number of pages5
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17 Jul 2017

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Keywords

  • new archaeology
  • interpretive
  • processual
  • culture history

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Tonner, P. (Accepted/In press). Interpretation. In Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.